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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY IN The Letlikutye Herald LXIV 170 JULY 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES Pro football Players make no tax yards Benson hold the line By JAMES NELSON OTTAWA CP Income taxes were cut July 1 for both lowand upperincome But one class of professional football will continue to feel a As announced by Finance Minister Benson in his June 18 tax rates on taxable income up to a year arc being Income taxes are ended for the second half of 1971 for people with taxable income of or The tax saving for Ihese lowincome taxpayers is estimated at million for the balance of the Benson pictured the move as greeing that amount of tax money for other spending as one step towards revitalizing the Affecting the moderateto upperincome taxpay ers is Bensons withdrawal of the threepercent ijrtax on income taxes in excess of also starling July But by a quirk of income tax some of this surtax will continue for some taxpayers until the end of Personal income taxes are generally collected through payroll deductions from taxpayers whose in comes are earned from They make a final settlement of their tax bill in lax returns filed after the end of the calendar So tax rates are quoted in the law on the basis of calendar Pay no more When Benson proposed cancelling the three percent effective July he in fact simply cut the rate to per cent for the whole This means that nearly all taxpayers who have had payroll deductions through the first half of 1971 will now have paid their tax for the whole year at per and will pay no But taxpayers who have had no earned income since 1 and now become taxpayers in the second half of the year will be required to pay per cent surtax on any of their taxes owing in excess of This will apply to people arriving in Canada after July 1 and becoming Canadian taxpayers for the first to new entrants in UK labor force who find their first jcbssftcr lo sssscnal workers whose major income is earned in the second half of the Pro footballers probably are the biggest earners and taxpayers whose incomes are concentrated in the fall of the New tax deduction lables for employers making payroll deductions have been prepared by the revenue department and are expected to be distributed about the middle of th take effect They will re flect the discontinuance of the threepercent surtax ef fective July Will pay later But taxpayers who are caught by the rate applying for the balance of the because they have paid none in the first half of will be as sessed when they file their 1971 tax returns next Withdrawal of the the surtax means freeing another million for personal Tht withdrawal also applies to who are expected to have a tax saving of Some of Bensons other lax cuts came into ef fect Removal of the 12percent sales tax on antipollution and the 15pereent luxury on record television sets and other electronic became effective the night of June 18 when the budget was The same was true of lower import duties on pe troleum fractions such as naphtha used in the pe trochemical and on heavy fuel and an increase in the protective tariff on Benson also removed income taxes retroactive to last 1 on supplements paid to recipients of federal old age This was estimated to mean a tax saving for them of It Tvill cost you more to send holiday cards OTTAWA CP The new postal rales which went into effect July 1 include increases in Christmas card especially for cards mailed to countries other than the United The old rate was live cents for a oneounce carrying a fiveword which was posted to any country in North or South America under a special to Seasons greetings could be sent to all other coun tries for six Starting the rate for a oneounce card mailed to the will be six Preferential postal tariffs to all other countries have been and will cast eight ccnls to mail a card anywhere else in the The rates for twoounce cards carrying a fiveword message and postal to Miy within Canada will be six up from Meanwhile a new sevencent stamp was issued by the post office just in time for tlie new mailing rate structure which is effective Firstclass Idlers now cost seven cents for mailing to points within On 1972 the rale will be eight Except for the denomination the stamps de sign is identical lo an existing sixcent issue depicting transportation and communications systems and a por trait of the MUSCOVITES SADDENED Muscovites gather in Red Square in Moscow today during burial services for the three Russian cosmonauts who died at the controls of their ship just before completing an epic space The cosmonauts were laid to rest in the Kremlin the nations traditional burial place for fallen Space heroes buried MOSCOW AP Three So viet who died at the controls of their ship just before completing an epic space were laid to rest today in tile Kremlin the na tions traditional burial place for fallen The Vladislav Volkov and Viktor eu logized at funeral ceremonies hi Red Square for their flight aboard the worlds first space Mstislav presi dent of the Soviet Academy of told the thousands of Russians assembled in Red Square for the cosmonauts fu neral that they had opened up vast possibilities for all man Their flight aboard the worlds first manned pace marks the beginning of a new stage in the conquest of cosmic said sneaking from Lenins Tomb beside the Kremlin A fellow cosmonaut pledged the Soviet Union will continue to conquer He is Vladimir who commanded Soyuz which linked up briefly with Salute in but he didnt board the URNS PLACED IN WALL After the eulogies an escort of military officers carried the urns to three niches in the Kremlin Wall and placed them An artillery salvo fired each time a plaque was placed over the niche and A military band played the Soviet national anthem as the mourners stood Woman cosmonaut Valentina who flew in space in comforted the cosmonauts as they stood before the wall with their families and The wives knelt before the wall and kissed portraits of their husbands placed below the The open coffins lay in state for eight hours Thursday as thousands of Russians filed past in the Central Army Hall in tribute to the men who died in their spaceship Wednesday after a recordbreaking flight aboard the The bodies were cremated during the night aad then re turned to the hall and the public continued to file Then a funeral cortege bore the ashes from the Central Army House through the streets of Moscow to Red HUMAN ERROR In the Moscow correspondent of the London Evening News says the Soviet cosmonauts died because they failed to seal the hatchbf thenspacecraft prop The usually wellinformed Victor a says this explanation of the death of the three So viet spacemen was put forth by Moscow scientists gathered for the state PREGNANT Bernadette Northern lit 1 a Roman Catholic expects a baby in the a Dublin newspaper saysjOTio pregnancy is jjjwrteai lj The Irish Cum mins of the papSr says Miss Devlin told her in London IMy morals are a private Miss Devlin Is 23 and the youngest member of the British House of Com Trudeau has busy day at Kimberley Cranbrook Its from Do you want to renew your subscription By STEWART MacLEOD CP After a leisurely day in the Okanagan Prime Minis ter Trudeau o continue his tour of British inte rior today wiiu a town hall meeting here at which he would entertain briefs and answer The 90minute followed by a service club was lo be in sharp contrast to the in formality Thursday when he spent the afternoon in Kelowna riding chatting with children and relaxing at an out door Trudeau arrived here Thursday night to begin a one day visit to Kimberley Cran brook area of and after being met by about 100 persons at the he immediately went to He had had a busy He and other members of the federal cabinet were in Victoria Thursday morning to help cele brate the provinces 100th birth day and he then Ke lowna to spend the taking a bicycle lour of Hie a senior citizens home meeting residents at two parks and attending an outdoor box lunch dinner sponsored by Bruce Liberal MP for He was to begin his day with the town hall meeting at and after its conclu he was to drive to Cran brook to officially open a new swimming Later he will address the service club luncheon before flying back to Vancouver where the tour officially There he will rejoin Trudeau after attending the Victo ria visited with her parents in West Junk mail fuss may shut off letter service OTTAWA CP Leaders of the Letter Carriers Union of Canada will meet with post of fice officials this afternoon lo try to prevent a dispute about delivery of junk or thirdclass mail from erupting into a na tional Jim first vicepresi dent of the said in an in terview today that he will ask postal officials to delay impos ing new delivery regulations until he can meet Deputy Post masterGeneral Mackay next He said that if the post office goes ahead with its plans to re organize the delivery system for dear householder we cant be responsible for the reaction of the a union spokesman said a bulletin will go out to all of the union members today advising them to lock up and leave if they are forced to conform to the post office pro William second vice president of the letter said in an interview the post of fice had breached an agreement signed April 3 regarding junk mail A July 1 telegram from the head of the post of fices staff said the post office intends to continue with unionopposed changes in handling junk Hes threatened said Hes a new fellow down teere that feels the old brigade has been too soft on Well were sending out a bulletin today to all our members and when junk mail comes in our people will refuse to touch Well lock up and WANT EXTRA MINUTE ajj Findlay said all the letter VJarriers want is an extra min n day to sort such mailcir advertising brochures and the Unless the letter carriers re ceive this extra Findlay there is no way we touch these He said Roger co chairman of the Council Postal Unions and head of the letter had left instruc tions to have members walk off the job if the post office did not comply with the unionrequested Decarie is on a holiday in the He was so damn mad when he left he told us to close it up if they the post office went Findlay said carriers could easily eir jobs within a day or two il weir demands were not But if they would give us one more minute a day we could fix this thing Seen and heard Cardston man wins in sweepstake CP Sloan of was a sweepstake win ner with a ticket on Timmy winner of tile ninth race in a harness racing card About town il TANDLUBBERS Bob Day and Bob Stevens hoping to remain dry during a sail boat ride this weekend Bill Kcrgan admitting that his wife Jeanettc has threat ened to take a fulltime job if he plans to be at home all day after retirement Ken Spencc and Bob El liott caught in the act of help ing themselves to dessert when a dividing curtain at a smorgasbord was suddenly pulled studies Viet Cong peace plan WASHINGTON AP The Nixon administrations immedi ate concern over the newest Viet Cong peace plan appears not so much whether to accept or but to determine the motive behind the Tire official Whilo Hmisn and Slate department stance is the sevenpoint plan contains posi tive as well as clearly unaccept able elements and will 1x3 given serious The new ingredient and ap parently the positive one in offi cial United Slates eyes is the proposal made Thursday by chief Vicl Cong Paris delegate Nguyen Thi Binli If the government sets terminal date for tho with drawal from South Vietnam in 1971 of the totality of forces and those of the other foreign countries in the lie parties will at the same lime agree on the release of the totality of military of all parties and of the civilians cap tured in Ihn w a including American pilots captured in Vietnam so that they may all return rapidly to their Administration officials have agreed the United States at the determine the meaning of the Viet Congs ges ture and whether it indicates a serious intention lo STUDYING ALTERNATIVES Among alternatives offi cials say privately ere being considered are these three time has come in North Vietnams mind In negotiate total withdrawal of including out of the defeat of congres sional efforts to legislate a with drawal has led Hanoi to attempt to pump new blood into the antiwar drive in the United peace plan may an effort to generate bad feelings between the United States and the Saigon government at a time of tlie impending South Vi etnamese presidential Beyond the troop withdrawal prisoner release part of the tho United States found oilier elements in the seven points more obviously trouble A Viet Cong demand restated Thursday that the Uniled Slates government must slop the policy of Vietnaniiza tion of the Binh also repeated her oftstated demand for a coali tion government in the minds of the Nixon administra moans a try ultimately controlling tire While not going into presidential press secretary Ronald Ziegler said tho Uniled Slates will continue to reject any proposal that would turn 17 million South Vietnam ese over to tho Tlie problems regarding thirdclass or what postmen generally call junk mail arose from a change in rules agreed on during a long post officeun ion consultation session that ended April On May the new rules were set They asked com panies sending their third class mail to bundle it in batches of 25 or 50 Findlay The post office agreed to de liver such mail within three days if it came Letter carriers previously had six days to sort and deliver unbundled The union accepted the three day delivery time for the bun dled mail because it was faster to But companies using bulk mail were displeased be cause exact numbers were to be put into Valois told Ihe letter car ries in his telegram July 1 that because of increasing cus tomer dissatisfaction and a po tential loss of business the re strictions on householder bun dling will be changed immedi ately to require a reasonable size bundle without specific ref erence to the number of house holders in each REJECT UNION REQUEST The telegram rejected the let ter carriers request for an extra minute a day to sort and bundle the thirdclass Management is satisfied that the time allowances for the preparation of householder mail are A spokesman for the post of fice said today that to grant an extra minute a day for each householder mailing would cost the post office about a on top of our million Householder mail is sent to every household and bears no He said the discussions on the thirdclass our big gest source of revenue and we dont consider it not part of contract In postmaster Arthur Lewis said this morning niether of the sides involved lo cally had been informed of the POPS TO one of three seamen who were trapped in sunken British submarine Artemii for ten pops to surface centre after being ejected from the sub at England Beckett and the other two teamen were Pilots trade blows in big air race Scotland AP Two Americans flying together in a air race between Lon don and had a fight en route Thursday The pilot flew on and the copilot went to a hospital in Ayr with cuts and bruises about his The injured Law rence a 66yearold os teopath from told police he and pilot Roger Hannagan of tan gled in midair when Dennis in sisted they turn back for re The a fourseat Msoney landed at Prestwick and there was an incident on the police Dennis was left lying on the ground bleeding from a face in His copilot went to the air which immediately took off Dennis was not seriously The plane passed through early today and headed for Offi cials of the race in London said the plane might be disqualified if flown solo but that was up to the headquarters in COST HIM Police said Dennis is coowner of live aircraft with another doc Dennis told reporters he paid lo finance bia atternet to win the international air including a fee to his I had to have someone along with instrumentflying he is a flying in structor at the ailport where Dennis usually keeps his Train disaster in England c England AP A major train disaster was re ported neajhere Friday First reports said a childens excursion was Involved in the and that several school children were Plane hijacked SAN AP A Braniff International airlines flight carrying 102 passengers from Mexico City to San Anto nio was diverted shortly before noon today by a au thorities Longshoremen out SAN FRANCISCO APICi vilian cargo shipping ground to a virtual halt today from Seattle to San Diego in tho first strike by longshoremen on the United Stales West Coast in 23 ;